Just had a really bad experience where I needed to get somewhere urgently, but there were no taxis available (checked Line Taxi, and 55688 via app and phone) and no Ubers available in my vicinity。I was near 高雄美術館。Not sure how this is even possible on a Sunday in a major city. I have never had this issue in Hsinchu, Zhubei, Taipei, Hualien, Taichung etc.
I had to take the CRT to get to a more central place to get a taxi, and ended up being late to my urgent matter. Is Kaohsiung really this inconvenient, or is this because of this long weekend?
I meant that there was no event near where I was located. Streets weren’t busy, not many people around.
It seems that the city is overwhelmed already, and is not used to these many visitors. All the traffic must be near this design expo. Also not sure why this month long event is especially crowded this weekend?
ya, probably just this was a busy weekend. I never use apps or phone numbers.
I always just walk to a likely road. I dont think I have ever waited more than 5 or 10 mins for a taxi in ktown. in an emergency that might be rough to walk so could be hard. but most major roads have taxis around 24/7. Maybe just need to hit a better location.
Remember that the earthquakes in September knocked out part of the TRA connection to the east coast.
I saw some stories indicating that many vacationers in the north who had planned to go the east coast consequently switched their plans to go south. And why not? Better weather, cheaper food . . . just apparently a lack of taxis holding things back!